‘Lego Batman’ producer today. Treasury secretary tomorrow?

CNN Review:

Steven Mnuchin had a great weekend.

First, the choice of Secretary of the Treasury took one step closer to confirmation on Friday.

Then his latest film won first place at the box office.

Mnuchin is an executive producer on Warner Bros. ‘ “The Lego Batman Movie,” which drew an estimated $ 55.6 million from US audiences on its opening weekend.

CNN, like Warner Bros., is owned by Time Warner.

The kid-friendly spin-off of “The Lego Movie” from 2014 easily beat its scorching competitor, Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker”.

The 2015 sequel to “Fifty Shades of Gray,” based on a blockbuster romance series, debuted at $ 46.8 million in the United States.

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Mnuchin is listed as a producer or executive producer on 34 films in recent years, including last summer’s “Suicide Squad” which grossed $ 786 million worldwide.

He also produced “The Lego Ninjago Movie”, another spin-off from the Lego franchise which hits screens this fall.

Mnuchin is generally expected to serve as Secretary of the Treasury by then.

After a 53-46 vote last Friday to break a Democratic obstruction, Mnuchin is scheduled for a final vote in the full Senate at 7 p.m. on Monday.

– CNNMoney’s Frank Pallotta and CNN’s Ashley Killough contributed to this story.

CNNMoney (New York) First published on February 12, 2017: 5:39 p.m. ET

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